Welcome to our new weekly series, “On Your Side: Veterans Voices”.  Our goal is to help Veterans and their families across Southern California with stories touching on all issues- housing, homelessness, mental health, economy/finding jobs, etc.   We will also highlight Veterans doing good things and any extraordinary stories that get sent our way.
Marine Corps veteran Michael Barrett is the director of the VetNet program at Working Wardrobes in Santa Ana. The program provides veterans with career navigation and training, job placement services and clothing to help those who have served transition to civilian life and career success.

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Veterans' Voices: From Service To CivilianNever underestimate the difficult transition from service to civilian. Sometimes our veterans need a little extra help. In this edition of Veterans' Voices, we take a look at local nonprofits bringing resources together to help those vets.
Local Non-Profit Brings Resources Together To Help VeteransOrange County Veterans and Military Families collaborative works together to bring resources to assist veterans and their families.
Veterans' Voices: Fontana Non-Profit Steps In To Help Local Vets Secure Career PathsLocated in Fontana, Veterans Partnering with Communities is a family-owned non-profit focused on fulfilling lives and securing career paths for veterans and their families.
Veterans' Voices: Patriots And PawsTonight's Veterans' Voices looks at one organization focusing on giving veterans the support they need when making the move from military to civilian life.
Veterans' Voices: Grace After FireGrace After Fire strives to reignite the sisterhood of service for women after they leave the military. The group's mission is to serve and empower women veterans and their families during their transition from military to civilian life.
Veterans' Voices: Foundation For Women WarriorsThe Foundation for Women Warriors is a 100-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering the women veteran community.
Veterans' Voices: Heroes On The WaterHeroes on the Water is a nonprofit organization the provides alternative therapeutic programs for veterans, active-duty military, first responders and their families.
Veterans' Voices: U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Andrew SixSgt. First Class Andrew Six has been in the U.S. Army for 13 years. He is currently stationed at Fort Irwin in the medevac unit and has served four tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Veterans' Voices: Fort Irwin National Training CenterThousands of soldiers from different military branches — and even different countries — come to Fort Irwin National Training Center in the Mojave Desert every year for some of the most advanced warfare training in the world.
Veterans' Voices: Joseph CallahanNavy veteran Joseph Callahan is sharing his experiences in a new book titled "1972: My War Story." The proceeds from his book are being donated to the Veterans Resource Center at the Monrovia Public Library.
Veterans' Voices: Joe LowreyTonight's Veterans' Voices takes a look at how one nonprofit and a local carpenters union are going above and beyond for a Purple Heart veteran and his family. CBS2's Suzanne Marques reports.
Veterans' Voices: Air Force Veteran Katherine PortilloVeteran Katherine Portillo spent 17 years in the U.S. Air Force. She served, sacrificed and loved every minute of it. Little did she know that the fight of her life would come away from the service.
Veterans' Voices: Infinite HeroInfinite Hero is an Orange County nonprofit working to connect active duty, veterans and military family members with innovate and effective treatment programs for service-related injuries.
Veterans' Voices: Air Force Veteran Robbie BrideVeteran Robbie Bride served 10 years in the Air Force, spending time in South America, Afghanistan and Iraq. But when he came home, he faced his toughest fight yet, struggling with with post-traumatic stress disorder and self medicating. But he found a savior in Randy Moraitis, the founder of CarePossible, a non-profit with the mission of providing free mental health and addiction care to veterans and low-income families.
Veterans' Voices: Marine Corps Recruiter Sgt. Devon EspinozaThe U.S. Marine Corps is all about honor, courage, character and commitment — all qualities recruiter Sgt. Devon Espinoza embodies on a daily basis. But Marines are also very much about family and supporting one another as Espinoza and his fellow recruiters did recently for future Marine Luis Solano when his family's vehicle broke down.
Veterans' Voices: Wounded Warrior ProjectMichelle Thompson is a peer leader specialist at the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit helping veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound while serving on or after 9/11.
Veterans' Voices: William 'Monsoon' MimiagaWilliam 'Monsoon' Mimiaga spent 31 years as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours in Vietnam and one in the Gulf War. Now he's serving his community as a middle school teacher, working with kids who come to him with pasts of their own.
Veterans' Voices: Navy Veteran Porche WilliamsNavy veteran Porche Williams, who was diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, has made it her mission to teach others how to identify people struggling with thoughts of suicide. Her company, Restore Life Global, also trains people in applied suicide intervention to help save lives.
Veterans' Voices: Medal Of Honor Recipient David BellaviaArmy veteran David Bellavia is the first and only living Iraq War veteran to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, the country's highest military honor.
Veterans' Voices: Maj. David PhamMaj. David Pham has been a Marine for 11 years, but his path to the Marine Corps as a Vietnamese American has a little extra meaning and his drive comes from his mother, a Vietnamese refugee.
Veterans' Voices: Michael BarrettMarine Corps veteran Michael Barrett is the director of the VetNet program at Working Wardrobes in Santa Ana. The program provides veterans with career navigation and training, job placement services and clothing to help those who have served transition to civilian life and career success.
Veterans' Voices: Reins Of HopeReins of Hope is a Ventura County-based nonprofit helping veterans heal with equine assisted psychotherapy.
Veterans' Voices: Veteran CoutureNavy veteran Carolina Hernandez, owner of Veteran Couture, refurbishes military uniforms to create designs that embody the strength of women while paying homage to her past. "I wanted to create a collection that it was meaningful," she says.
Veterans Voices: Gold Coast Veterans FoundationGold Coast Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Ventura County, helps more than 2,000 veterans every month with everything from benefits to housing and mental health.

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